• Goodwill Partnership with Coastal Compass

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2018

    Goodwill Industries® of South Texas Partners with Coastal Compass To Help Coastal Bend Residents Advance Their Skills and Change Their Lives

     

    Corpus Christi, TX – Goodwill Industries of South Texas is excited to partner with Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center to provide job training, employment placement and support services to people with disabilities and those with disadvantages such as older workers, unemployed veterans and people who have a criminal background. The partnership officially kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday, September 18th at 10 a.m. at the Coastal Compass located at La Palmera Mall, 5488 South Padre Island Drive Suite #1572.

     

    “Goodwill has a long history of providing job training and employment to the most fragile populations in the Coastal Bend at Goodwill stores, donation stations and various commercial contracts. The partnership with Coastal Compass helps Goodwill reach individuals who might not be aware of the types of employment services available to them,” said John Owen, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Texas.

     

    According to Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, there were more than 5,000 job openings in WorkInTexas.com in August 2018. Many of these jobs remain unfilled because job applicants lack specific skills employers report they need. One way that Goodwill trains people for the workforce is through a digital skills grant from Google. As a Google grant Digital Enthusiast recipient, Goodwill aims to teach digital skills which includes basic computer skills that one would need to know to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. Goodwill staff will be on-site at Coastal Compass on Friday afternoons from 2-6 p.m.

     

    “Our goal is to provide the training that people need to advance their skills and change their lives. Goodwill’s partnership with Coastal Compass helps us prepare people for tomorrow’s workforce,” said Owen.

     

    About Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc. Goodwill is a community based non-profit and provides critical human services such as job training, employment placement and support services to people throughout South Texas. The mission of Goodwill is to create life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.  Find out more at  GoodwillSouthTexas.com

    About Citizens for Educational Excellence, dba, Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center serves the community’s need for educational and job attainment by providing information about education programs, including GED, higher education, skills training, financial aid and career services.  Find out more at CoastalCompass.org

     

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        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2018 Goodwill Industries® of South Texas Partners with Coastal Compass To Help Coastal Bend Residents Advance Their Skills and Change Their Lives   Corpus Christi, TX – Goodwill Industries of South Texas is excited to partner with Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center to provide job training, employment […]

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      Corpus Christi, TX – Veteran, Victor Garcia, who is now 10 months into Goodwill Veterans Services (GVS) received a very special surprise Monday, July 23, 2018…. Garcia normally rides the bus to work. He then gets on his bike to pedal a 1-mile route to his work destination. The mile-long ride includes going through neighborhood to […]

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    Veteran Received a New Bike

    Corpus Christi, TX – Veteran, Victor Garcia, who is now 10 months into Goodwill Veterans Services (GVS) received a very special surprise Monday, July 23, 2018….

    Garcia normally rides the bus to work. He then gets on his bike to pedal a 1-mile route to his work destination. The mile-long ride includes going through neighborhood to rural dirt roads, rain or shine. Goodwill Veterans Services staff who worked closely with Victor saw his need for a new bike and took the extra step to ensure that Victor was not at another disadvantage.

    Garcia had been out of work for 3 years and made the decision to go to Goodwill for help. The help he received gave him a second chance to start over again.

    Victor states, “My life started to go down and for three years I didn’t use Veterans Assistance until one day I said you know what, I need to get help and thank goodness you guys (Goodwill) came through. Goodwill is not just a brand its real organization that is out there helping the community. I tell people to come to Goodwill for help.”

    Garcia went from living in a shelter to now paying for his own apartment. He now has a full-time job with benefits and continues to receive help from the services at Goodwill. An update into his 180 of employment is coming soon!

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    • Goodwill Partnership with Coastal Compass

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2018 Goodwill Industries® of South Texas Partners with Coastal Compass To Help Coastal Bend Residents Advance Their Skills and Change Their Lives   Corpus Christi, TX – Goodwill Industries of South Texas is excited to partner with Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center to provide job training, employment […]

    • Veteran Received a New Bike

      Corpus Christi, TX – Veteran, Victor Garcia, who is now 10 months into Goodwill Veterans Services (GVS) received a very special surprise Monday, July 23, 2018…. Garcia normally rides the bus to work. He then gets on his bike to pedal a 1-mile route to his work destination. The mile-long ride includes going through neighborhood to […]

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